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SUBJECT: Pat Metheny: The ECM Years, 1975-1984 by Mervyn Cooke Back to Subjects
Feb 07 2018
at 3:50 PM
I just stumbled upon this book title while browsing online. Has anyone here read it, and if so any comments or review you could share? Thanks.
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Mar 28 2018
at 5:54 PM
Bookmark and Share I just finished reading it. It was quite enjoyable but the musical analysis is intense and you have to really know your theory inside out to fully understand a lot of it, I was struggling in some parts I must admit. I guess if I read it again slowly whilst listening to the pieces discussed I might get more from that side of things. It does shed some light on the thought processes behind the composing and that’s really interesting, as is the unfolding story of his progress throughout the years. Also there is some insight into ECM as a label, complete with references including one or two things I’d never even heard of; thanks to this book I bought the album "Freigeweht" by Rainer Bruninghaus based on the authors comparisons with Lyle Mays and it’s my favourite album at the moment, what a masterpiece!
Mar 27 2018
at 5:47 PM
Bookmark and Share My copy finally arrived today and I’m looking forward to the read, especially after Stevee’s short review below. I have a feeling I’ll be wanting for a PMG reunion even more now.
Mar 26 2018
at 9:56 AM
Bookmark and Share I went and got this book for my Kindle immediately after reading about it here. It is fantastic - did not want it to end. It does DEEP into musical analysis, with lots of notation and examples, in addition to the history of the group. Have recommended it highly to other Pat fans. It’s an "Oxford Studies in Recorded Jazz" book, and they’ve done this same treatment for other seminal recordings - Keith Jarrett, Benny Goodman, Monk with Coltrane, Miles Davis Quintet, and Louis Armstrong.
Mar 02 2018
at 11:23 PM
Bookmark and Share Thanks ZMan - The book arrived today and I am already "into it". There are lots of quotes from the man, and parts of interviews from other sources (always footnoted). I think I will really enjoy this one, so again thank you ZMan. I wonder why this isn’t listed on this site.
Feb 09 2018
at 11:00 AM
Bookmark and Share Wow, thanks for the heads-up. I had no idea this book existed. I was just thinking the other day that I would love to know more about those ECM years. I know Gary Burton was instrumental in Pat getting with ECM. I’ll definitely be ordering this book. Thanks again!
Feb 09 2018
at 1:25 AM
Bookmark and Share Hi! At Amazon you can look inside the book. If you are signed as a customer, there will be more to read. To do this, you have to browse in the book and activate "surprise me". I hope, you understand, I am not an English native speaking person. Kai-Uwe
Feb 08 2018
at 8:12 PM
Bookmark and Share Many thanks for the heads-up on this one, ZMan! I just added it to my wish/get list. Cheers.
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